It's the most wonderful time of the year. At least for me. Apart from periodic meltdowns because I'm not sure I'll get everything done. But other than that...!
I love all of it. Decorations, the music, the cookies, the parties, the gift-giving, the fun!
So, here's part of the house so far. And more to come!
Remember the wreath I wrote about in the Southern Exposure post a few days back? Here's the finished piece!
Not long ago I got my brand new hutch and I couldn't wait to decorate it for Christmas.
Let's peek inside!
It's a perfect spot for all my bottle brush trees and some of the Santa collection.
And a good way to include Mom's Christmas plate into the decor!
Having some of mom's things help keep her with me over the holiday. She really loved this Christmas Royal Doulton girl. Most times of year she's not my style -- but at Christmas, perfect!
The "white" tree isn't all white -- it has lots of pastels and a bit of red!
Once upon a time I only had one tree. Then two, then three, then more! I loved discovering these tall skinny trees.
The "white" tree is in front of a window and above -- garland with the pressed paper ornaments I make. I keep thinking I should put some of those on the Gypsy Caravan -- but that'll have to wait another year!
And some of the ornaments are among my favorites!
Then there is the desk -- not much here. A couple of Santas and my very favorite reindeer!
Atop the china cabinet, a favorite Santa in front of a photo from Ste. Chappele -- a gift from a good friend...
And one of last year's cage creations. Behind it, a photo from another good friend with sweet pink vintage ornaments.
An old lute of my grandfather's, a Santa and a nativity. Not a likely combo -- but it works for me!
The woodland tree is mostly snowflakes and birds with the occasional angel or two!
I have a big weak spot for snowflakes. Interestingly enough, I'm not fond of the real thing.
But on the tree -- perfection!
Remember the Greeting Angel? She's been dressed up for winter.
And beside her, a bit of light. I took the autumn branches and feathers out and added some sparkle!
You might remember the cotton boll wreath. To make it simple, I just added a bow and a little "peace.
There's a nativity scene here and there...
...and of course, "A Christmas Carol."
Meanwhile, I'll leave you with the Marshmallow gang in the kitchen!
Back for more soon! Meanwhile...
Keep the gingerbread coming!
Please join lots of us bloggers for joy and good cheer at Share Your Cup! and at Sweet and Simple Fridays. And I'd like to thank Jody at Sweet and Simple for featuring my post on the Ice Berry Wreath at Southern Exposure in her week's features! Do stop by these blogs to check out the links. The inspiration will make you dizzy with happiness!
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